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. this was history. it was defining. let's remember the grand irony is if president obama as a state senator doesn't get up and go on the record opposing the war on iraq, it's hard to imagine he wins that primary. that was the key to the fact that he then became president of the united states. >> with consensus of opinion in hyde park at that moment. >> exactly. what you would do as a state senator from hyde park and i think he believed it. >> you had the conservatives, the realists who intellectually were saying this is the wrong war. it was on the one hand a safe position, but also once it became nationalized rather than just this moment, it was brave. >> that is good. the end of the war in iraq, the start treaty is like an a-15 type thing on the newspaper. it's incredibly important. nuclear weapons are massively destructive, dangerous things. we have way more than we need, ever, as does russia. over quite a bit of opposition extending political capital. >> and crumbling infrastructure. >> it's a big accomplishment. the record on afghanistan, you know, he ran on adding more troops to afghanistan
. >> fewer people are expected for the second obama inaugural than the million plus who showed up for fths irs and fewer activities as well, but a die-hard obama fan with the right hat can party anywhere she wants. thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for extras and analysis. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes, just search state of the union. fareed zakaria gps is next. >>> this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we v a series of feisty debates on the hot topics of the day. we start with president obama's nomination of senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions
states will always, always, always meet its debt. we will never default on its debt. that was introduced in 2010. it didn't pass because harry reid and president obama didn't want it to pass. they wanted to raise the specter of a default to use. so, chuck, you and i could make news right now on national television, would you agree to support the full faith and credit act and take the possibility of a default off the table? >> i support the mcconnell proposal. let us raise the debt ceiling. no strings attached. and if the president can raise it as he should be able to and if congress wants to reject it 2/3. the mcconnell proposal is a good republican proposal. i hope you support it. that's the way to go. >> a bill that says regardless of what happens with the debt ceiling, the united states will never default on the debt, would you support that or not? >> i support the concept. i'd have to look at the bill. the best way to do that is the mcconnell act. >> we may have just made news. >>> last week, general colin powell was here worried about a dark vein of intolerance in republican quarter
should provide the leadership for state legislators throughout the country. president obama may be restricted in terms of what he can do by executive order but we are anxious to see what can be implemented by the executive branch and to realize that america, this is more in terms of common sense. when we have something that is hurting our children so much and killing youngsters around the country, it is time for all of the groups to come together and not to argue with each other because this is not constitutional rights. this is common sense. we know that those people that incorporated the right to bear arms was not talking about the slaughter of children that's happened in newtown, connecticut. so i am so sorry to see that the state legislator there that spoke earlier has made this a personal political issue, but i'm so proud that new york state has moved forward. >> if you're proud of what new york has done, obviously there's not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody's going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection but do you think
caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you know, the biggest gun violence is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how do you -- >> so i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans should play this? >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said, how
want to welcome you to our special coverage leading into president obama's last news conference in his first term as president of the united states. the president will be meeting with reporters in the east room of the white house, he's getting ready for that, originally he was scheduled for 10:15, now it's been rescheduled to 11:30. about a half hour from now. there you're seeing a live picture of the white house right now on this monday morning, once again, this will be the president's last formal news conference. in his first term as president, he's sworn in in his second term as president. the president will open his news conference later today we're told with a statement on the debt ceiling and why he has said repeatedly over these past few weeks that he will not negotiate with republicans about raising the debt ceiling, as a result he says he won't negotiate, republicans say that is a bargaining chip that they have to try to cut spending to deal with the nation's deficit. we're watching what's going on at the white house, we'll have the full coverage of the news conference leading
the campaign for a man named barack obama to be the president of the united states, you have this obvious issue which is most guys don't know somebody named barack obama. he doesn't look like a lot of voters. joe biden is kind of quintessentially like next door neighbor material. i thought this clip was interesting in 2008, here's joe biden being that kind of validator for voters on specifically, this issue of gups. take a look. >> i guarantee you, barack obama ain't taking my shotguns. so don't buy that malarkey. don't buy it. they're going to start pedalling that to you. i got two. if he tries to fool with my barretta, he has a problem. i like that little over and under. i'm not bad with it. so, give me a break! >> i think that's joe biden threatened to shoot his running mate. is that the subtext of that quote? that to me was quintessentially the role he's played from a kind of commit cal in terms of the image -- crafting the immamg of barack obama and selling him to voters. >> one i'm thrilled that malarkey has been around that long. it's an important word in our history now. but i think wha
barack obama, will be sworn in for the second term as the 43rd president of the united states. a ground breaking presidency to say the least but no president is as groundbreaking as george washington. when he became the first president, there was no precedent. every other president follow it is script by the man on the dollar bill. the history piece examines the evolving role of the presidency. joining us now, steve gillan. how are you? >> doing great. thanks for having me on. >> i'm fascinated how george washington shaped the presidency in to what we have now. talk a little bit about how george washington wrote the stript is that all other presidents follow. >> sure. i want to finish that story that your lead-in talked in about the title that washington would have and he wanted his excel len sy because he didn't want people touching him. instead of shaking the hand, they would bow so that's one of the reasons he liked it but washington really does -- you have to realize the presidency is an institution result of compromise and it's -- there are very few powers that are laid out in the
, and universal health care is not a political platform, and the united states is not bogged down in multiple international wars, and the girls have a dog. look, president obama is go gin to enter his new term with with a new ad jen da already under a bright spotlight, and at the top of the list, immigration reform and gun control policy. for the first time 52% of americans favor allowing undocumented immigrants with jobs to apply for legal status. 56% of americans believe that stricter laws should govern the sale of firearms. the wind of public opinion, so to speak, would appear to be at the president's back, but right in front of him remains something very different from when he entered office four years ago, a republican-controlled house. initially elected with an outsidef of the beltway appeal, the president is now by definition a washington insider and for anything to get done in his second term, he is going to have to play an insider's game. joining me now is one of the most important allies that the president has on the hill. since 1993, he has represented the sixth district of south c
those who currently own them legally. the state assembly is expected to pass the measure as early as today. >>> president obama meanwhile is also reviewing a list of gun-control proposals outlined by vice president joe biden. the items on the table include stronger background checks and limits on assault weapons and ammunitions. during a news conference yesterday, the president responded to why gun sales have spiked since the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> those who oppose any common-sense gun-control or gun-safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government's about to take all your guns away. and there's probably an economic element to that. it obviously is good for business. responsible gun owners, people who have a gun for protection, for hunting, for sportsmanship, they don't have anything to worry about. the issue here is not whether or not we believe in the second amendment. >> the vice president in a stat outlined 19 areas where president obama could use executive action to enact new gun-
these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. >>> president obama set to unveil his recommendations for gun violence in america in just about a half hour. the state of new york is already taking the lead. yesterday the governor signed into law sweeping reforms making new york state the first state to response to the sandy hook school shooting with legislation. included in the law, an expansion of the ban on assault rifles, gun magazines will now be limited to seven rounds down from ten. and it includes provisions to keep guns away from the mentally ill. how does the new york law change things? >> it broadens existing reporting obligations. some psychiatrists are saying it's overreaching and could be count productive. the new law requires mental health professionals to report if an individual they're treating is likely to engage in conduct that will cause serious harm to themselves or others. law enforcement could be notified. that person's gun will be taken away. their names would be added ede state database. the psychiatrist says there is already
states and it was a 41,000 vote gap in west virginia. more than 230,000 in kentucky. the gap got wider when john kerry lost in 2004. you see the pattern here. president obama improved on those numbers slightly in 2008, but still lost both states and his numbers fell off the table, if you will, this past november, the gap nearly doubled to 180,000 in west virginia and he lost kentucky by more than 400,000 votes. but last year, the war on coal had become a familiar theme on billboards, campaign signs and on tv. coal related donors poured more than $12 million into the campaign. 90% of it to republican, believe it or not, but to blame the president's agenda doesn't take in the bigger picture. coal production has dropped because demand is down and easily accessible coal has disappeared. low cost natural gas and fracking threatens to cut them even more. never the less, the politics of the war on coal seems to be solidly on the side of the republicans and senator rockefell rockefeller's retirement creates a prime opportunity for the west virginia gop. shelley cap toe has said she's running a
recommendation to president obama later this week. former secretary of state colin powell and senator joe manchin both weighing in today. >> i'm a gun owner. i'm a believer in the second amendment. i know the amendment rather thoroughly. i know the issue of the well-regulated militia. but at the same timeresponsibil constitution and bill of rights to protect our people and with respect to assault rifles i see no need for bush mav in the hands of an individual person who might be deranged. go out toy range and fire a bushmaster. >> you can't push law abiding gun owners away. they have to be at the table. and you need to find out what their preference of protecting that. and what i would say to all of my friends that are nra and gun owners, that there's no way that they're going to take your second amendment rights away. that won't happen. >> let's get right to nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander. with another good day to you, peter. the vice president's going to be reporting his findings to the president tuesday. do we have an idea what he might be recommending? >> well, he sort of
the united states, between africa. it's one of the things that we might see president obama build upon in this second term. we might see a trip to africa that involves the president this year. but this was exciting. and it was also a rush and intimidating. i was very new to this beat. >> can i ask you about getting ready? you're up at all hours into the night, in the early morning. >> it was one of my greatest challenges of this job. it always has been. i'm not a natural makeup girl. so it has taken me about a decade to learn how to apply my makeup. if there's breaking news, i know i can do my makeup in about seven minutes if i need to. >> that's a valuable skill, definitely. good for you. and good on you because that's way better than i can do, let me tell you. how do you prepare for packing? seriously, you've got to have your coordinated outfits. you've never not looked totally coordinated. >> thank you. >> the jewelry, the shoes, the jacket, everything. >> have you ever seen the movie "up in the air" where he becomes a master packer? i have become a master packer. >> george clooney?
the constitution states that the president has to take the oath of office on january 20th, president obama will have that ceremony here in a private ceremony at the white house tomorrow. and then of course he will have his very public swearing-in on monday. alex? >> yes, he will. we'll have a public airing of you, kristen, and what you do behind the scenes there at the white house coming up in "office politics" in half an hour. are you ready for it? >> reporter: i am looking forward to it. i had so much fun. >> it was a lot of fun. no way we can make you look bad. we look forward to that. thank you, kristin. >>> on the weekend before the president's second inaugural, a new set of polls from the nbc news -- "wall street journal" poll, right now, 52% of americans approve of the job the president is doing. 44% disapprove. t public is split on how president obama will fare in a second term with 51% saying they're optimistic or satisfied. a combined 48% say they are uncertainty or pessimistic. it's pretty darn close. as for congress, its job approval rating is 14% while an overwhelming 81% thin
. president obama lays down his marker on the next fiscal fight fight facing congress in the country. will republicans fight back saying nothing will happen without more spending cuts? >>> state of play. democratic governors are moving fast to change gun laws in their states, will support on the state level help or hurt the white house push here in washington? promises promises. today a deep dive into a president obama pitched as candidate obama and what he did from that first inaugural speech to his announcement speech and, of course, when he accepted that nomination. we are looking back at all of it. it is very interesting and you should take look. good morning from washington. tuesday, january 15, 2013. this is the -- little bit late, "daly run-down." i'm chuck todd. first reads of the morning. with washington once again careening towards a fiscal crisis, this one now about debt and spending. the president used his last news conference of his first term to make it clear he intends to stand firm and refuse to negotiate over the debt limit. >> republicans in congress have would choi
to state dinners that president bush hosts and you don't go to any that president obama hosts, i think right there the proof is in the pudding. let's go to washingt"washington pulitzer political analyst eugene robinson. eugene. >> i'm just imagining the next press conference the first one in the new term, somebody asks, mr. president, can you produce evidence you like a good party. item not sure this is a serious discussion. he's a friendly enough guy. >> they're making it a reflection of hiss leadersh lea abilities, to be a leader you have to pull people in, socialize with them and got to know them families. guess what. you can invite people over. if they don't come, is the responsibility on you? at that point, they've got the problem. >> he is president. i suppose he could dispatch secret service to haul them in. short of that, i don't know what he can do to make people come over. some people are more touchy feely than other people. that doesn't change the fact we live in a much more ideological age, where people just kind of turn their backs on each other ideologically in terms of p
, is not a believer in the second amendment although he states he is. >> reporter: mr. obama's proposals include reinstating the assault weapons ban which congress let lapse in 2004 and limiting the number of bullets in high capacity magazines to ten, but even getting those measures through the democratically controlled senate will be difficult. north dakota's heidi heidcamp opposes the gun restrictions. >> this is wrong headed. we need to be doing things that actually achieve a result and that's not something i am convinced will achieve the intended result. >> reporter: there are other proposals on the president's list that have bipartisan support like cracking down on gun trafficking and imposing universal background checks. >> if you want to buy a gun, whether it's from a licensed dealer or a private seller you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. this is common sense. >> reporter: washington state republican dave reichert a former sheriff, agrees with the president on that point. >> i think that's part of a
states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody, please, please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president, joe biden, for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table, because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisible. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many, and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children, and their teachers and guardians who were lost, and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids, four of them are here today, grant fritz, julia stokes, hina ziha and teja good. they're pretty representative of some of the mess
if no one wants to follow them. do you realize there are laws in states recording these people. >> scottie said early she doesn't agree with a single thing that president obama said today. what is your view. there anything there you agreed with? >> you know, i'm really -- because i think he was moved by what happened at newtown, which i think anybody would have been. >> was there anything you agreed with in the president's proposals? >> no. >> okay. >> and instead of having the four children, i would have liked to have the mother from georgia that sat there. >> the pair of you would like to have the right to have a tank. a single one of president obama's proposals. >> because all you're doing -- >> it makes me sick when i hear people say that kind of thing. >> piers! >> when did they say that, piers? it makes me sick -- >> -- sweeping proposal. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to
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, secretary of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the opt
to aqim are backing increasely brash in their activities. the obama administration needs to have a clear and focused policy on limiting the threats that they pose to the united states and to americans working abroad off of the usual battlefields. the statement goes on, this is from mike rogers, chairman of the intelligence committee, additionally, this administration needs to better understand the specific threats posed by aqim and other affiliated groups if we don't deal with these mill. >> translator: groups and terrorists swiftly and effectivelily, they will pose an increasing threat in the future as in benghazi and now algeria and mali. that's a statement from the chairman of the house intelligence committee. suddenly northwest africa is the latest front in the terror war. jihadists say it's a response to algeria's support for a french anti-terror offensive in neighboring mali where an al qaeda group has made major, major gains. brian todd is taking a closer look at what is going on there. >> wolf, we are getting information that there likely is a connection between the group which t
, minorities, start it is straight talk express if you will, and he's so popular in his own state, nationally and with people who are not republicans. >> it's why john mccain was popular in 2000. why chris christie has a honeymoon and why barack obama even though the approval late rate at 48%, 49% on policy, he has a high personal rating and 72% of the public like him and i think because he's not been touched by scandal, not been called out as someone to say one thing and do the other. that his whole brand, the post part son pragmatic brand is why he was elected overwhelmingly in 2008 and with all the excitement that's around the last inauguration. now, you can argue he hasn't livered up to the potential but that brand, that notion that you can trust me is what people are looking for in all of their institutions, especially this town. >> great article there. interesting insight. a lot to chew on. >> thank you. >> thank you, ron. good to see you. hope to see you again. >> take care. >> thank you. >>> the body of a chicago man who may have been poisoned before collecting the lottery winnings is
been a trusted obama aide. >>> the former south carolina governor, mark sanford made it official on wednesday that he will run for that state's open congressional seat, this after his ex-wife jenni announced she would not. sanford said a state senator and old college friend convinced him he would be the perfect guy for that job. >> he called me and said mark, you know, you have to do this he said you were talking about deficit, government spending 1520 years ago when nobody was that much focused on it. they are now. here's a chance for you to take what you learned on the way up, what you learned on the way down, what you learned in congress before, what you learned in the governorship and apply it to what is really the debate of our time. >> you will remember his governorship, which was riddled with that story where he admitted an affair with a woman from argentina back in 2009. >>> look at this, unless you're a little claustrophobic. this oregon woman spent nearly four hours trapped in an eight-inch space between an apartment building and a 20-foot wall. this happened early wedn
obama, maybe they're true and maybe they're not, but the guy can act. that's going to carry. >> what do you make of his nomination so far? we have kerry, state, brennan, cia. >> i'm very happy about john kerry. john is a friend and i think he'll be great in the job. he's clearly wanted it. although, you know, hillary has been amazing. >> tough act to follow. what an amazing -- i think the appointments are good. i think the defense will be a fight. that will be fun to watch. >> let's talk about guns. i have been talking about this a lot. particularly since sandy hook, but before that. you're an independent in many ways, but what do you make of the gun debate. i'll tell you why i ask. in britain, it's not a political thing, never has been. never left or right. it's more of a human reaction when things happen, we have to do something. why is it so political in america? >> it's a part, i think, of how our country was formed. we did have to take up arms to form our country. >> to get rid of us. >> i didn't want to say it, but if you're going to bring it up, yeah, to get you guys out. there's
president obama and democrats want to raise your taxes. republicans have a completely different idea and this week, nebraska's governor became the second republican in just the past week to propose ending his state's income and business tax. he gets it. tax reform. pro growth. joining us now to explain why is nebraska governor. your business rate is 7.8% is that true? >> that's true and iesd too high. >> all right. it's true and it's too high. certainly higher than your neighbors. let me ask you a question. i mean, i'm an advocate of flat tax rates as you probably know. your sales tax is 5.5%. which i think is the case. so my question to you is how do you make the numbers work? if you eliminate 7% and 8% tax rates on businesses and individuals, you've got a 5.5% sales tax. doesn't that sales tax have to go up quite a bit? >> no, it doesn't. let me tell you what we're trying to do. we want to eliminate the individual income tax and the way to pay for it over the years we have granted way too many sal sales tax exemptions. we're going to get rid of the exemptions, don't favor one indus
's message, the nation's capitol is preparing to match the moment. now because the law states that a president has to take the oath of office on january 20, president obama will have a private swearing-in ceremony on sunday here at the white house. and then his public swearing-in on monday all as he gets ready for another four years in office. erica? >> thanks. kristin, we'll be seeing you and our other colleagues tomorrow when we're there for the inaugural. >> our road trip. we're heading down including jenna wolfe who is here with another check of the headlines. >>> hey, good morning. good morning, everyone. the u.s. is working to free american hostages still being held by militants in algeria. frederick butossio is the only american killed so far. the state depend was able to confirm that to his family in suburban houston. algerian troops are battling gunmen who have taken control of a natural gas complex. the militants want to trade american hostages for the release two of convicted terrorists held in the u.s. the u.s. state department says it will not negotiate with terro
to talk to you, appreciate that. republican from the state of virginia joining us this morning. >>> there are other stories making news today, john berman has that for us. >>> president obama with another spot to fill in his cabinet. sources tell us that ken salazar has informed the president he expects to step down at the end of march. he established seven national parks and ten wildlife refuges and 18 solar energy projects. he also oversaw the federal response to 2010 deep water horizon explosion and massive bp oil spill. >>> the house approving $50 billion in aid for superstorm sandy victims on top of the $10 billion in flood insurance already okayed. final passage comes 2 1/2 months after sandy pounded the region, wiping out entire communities. the disaster aid package will be considered, again, by the senate following the inauguration. >>> some 8,000 bus drivers and matrons are striking in new york city right now. here's new video of them chanting and holding signs earlier this morning. more than 150,000 new york city school kids had to find another way to school today bec
careful. you don't waste it so much. you try to find out what things cost before you spend it. >> is obama care going to destroy the american economy in your view? >> that is a pretty loaded question. i think i'll avoid that one. i don't know. i will state that i am a -- i believe greatly in free enterprise capitalism. i really believe that people need to be able to create and voluntarily exchange with each other. i don't like to see the government overly dominate things. it creates bureaucracy, slows down innovation. one size doesn't fit all in health care or anything else. we're moving toward one size fits all and i don't think that is the way you should be going. >> mika brzenzski certainly wishes she could have been here for this because one of her big beefs with whole food is she can't find oreo cookies and coca-cola. i'm kidding. you know, she is -- >> there are perfekt -- >> if she does find them let me know because they shouldn't be there. >> whoa! the book is "conscious capitalism" john mackey, thanks. we appreciate it. more "morning joe" in a moment. meet the 5-passenger ford c-m
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